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Best practices of AUTarca

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Integral participatory design

Leadership: 
Barbara Elisabeth Graf, Swiss Federal Diploma in pedagogy, University of applied sciences St. Gallen and Master in architecture ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Dipl. Perm.Des. Erich Alfried Graf, grown up close by St. Gallen, Switzerland. Master in Electrical Engineering ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich and Master in CORE Ecopsychology, Perth and Berlin, Dipl. Perm.Des. Common visions of forested and with life, joy and biodiversity sparkling Canary Islands and the revival of the Sahara.
Conscious participation in project design: 
75%
Traditional and local wisdom: 
95%
Design methods: 
permaculture, landscape healing, reforestation strategies, biodynamic agriculture, swales, hill beds, urban gardening strategies
Innovative methods and appropriate technologies: 
95%
solar cooking, sun heating, Terra Preta production, worm farming, grey water recycling, water retention landscape in bioconstruction, biogas production, alternativ bee keeping
Education and empowerment towards sustainable living: 
70%
Educational courses and experiences: 
permaculture design courses, guided visits, personal development courses

Best social practices

Gender equality: 
100%
Sense of community and mutual support: 
75%
Diversity: 
92%
Inclusive decision-making processes: 
91%
consensus with the elements (earth, fire, air, water and life energy)
Alliances within wider society and networks?: 
61%
Integration of new members: 
deep ecology rituals, dragon dreaming

Best cultural practices

Political activism for environmental and social justice: 
100%
Connecting to a higher purpose in life / spiritual pathway: 
100%
Dance, music, art, celebrations and rituals: 
100%
Local dance, music, art, celebrations and rituals: 
76%
Awareness about impacts of modernisation / minimising negative impacts: 
100%
Common vision: 
100%

Best ecological practices

Ecological sanitation?: 
100%
compost toilet (outhouse and inhouse), grey water recycling for irrigation
Sustainable transport: 
61%
Sustainable water management?: 
89%
mountain spring water, grey water recycling, water retention landscape, swales, drip irrigation, permaculture plants reforestation
Natural and traditional healing methods: 
100%
homeopathic medicine, natural herbs, biodynamic methods
Organical food: 
90%
Ecological and traditional building methods: 
82%
Ecosystemes and biodiversity: 
100%
Renewable energy: 
91%
solar cooking, sun heating, biogas production, heating and cooking with wood
Organic agriculture/permaculture/ natural farming methods?: 
100%

Best economical practices

Transparent administration and bookkeeping: 
48%
Consciousness of the impacts of consumption patterns: 
100%
Ethical and transparent fair trade: 
100%
Strengthening local economy: 
100%
Economic justice: 
100%
Collective ownership: 
100%